The coaching staff continued to lose faith in Turner on key third and fourth downs, and he was too often stuffed at the goal line. His inability to move the chains while protecting a lead came back to bite Atlanta in both playoff games this year.
While Jacquizz Rodgers is an excellent pass-catcher in a tandem attack, he's stretched as a feature back. If the Falcons address the position in free agency, "ground 'n' pound" artist Shonn Greene offers a skill-set similar to a younger Turner. Shooting for the moon, Alabama's violent tackle breaker Eddie Lacy would be an even better option.